Category Archives: Metroid

(Rumour) Samus Aran Returns! New Metroid is Coming to the Switch!


To all Metroid fans, the time to rejoice is now for if the rumours are true, a new Metroid title is on its way to the Nintendo Switch.

While some of you may be put off to learn that OBE1plays voiced the subject that caused the creation of this article, in his Day 12 Nintendo Switchmas video, someone else was mentioning a Metroid game for the Switch, hours ahead of OBE1plays  and that someone is Liam Robertson. Continue reading (Rumour) Samus Aran Returns! New Metroid is Coming to the Switch!

Original Heroes & Spiritual Successors (Part Two): Punch-Out! & Metroid


Continuing on with our series of posts looking back at the original Nintendo Heroes and the Spiritual Successors that followed them. In Part One which you can read here, we looked at Arthur from Ghosts N Goblins & Mega Man from Mega Man. Today we will be looking at the Rocky Balboa of the Videogame world, Little Mac of Punch-Out! fame and Gamers favourite Intergalatic Bounty Hunter, Samus Aran from Metroid.

Little Mac- Punch-Out!

Little Mac had humble beginnings on the NES where he had to tustle with various heavyweights to be crowned champion. with Doc Louis at his side every step of the way. During the 80’s boxing was all the rage and inspired many films including the Rocky Series. Punch-Out was no different and went on to produce it’s own sequels. However, in this day and age, the focus has moved more onto Martial Arts and Little Mac’s last outing in Punch-Out! was on the Wii. Though Little Mac does have a cameo in Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3Ds It seems that he has hung his boxing gloves up and retired from traditional Boxing. However there is another contender willing to take off the kid gloves and slap in a mouth guard and that is Punch Club!

The first rule of Punch Club is to definitely talk about Punch Club. Even though it is not actually a fighting game but a fighting Tycoon Simulator, this game takes you behind the scenes and basically puts you in Doc Louis’ shoes as you train and manage the fighter’s lifestyle and choose their fighting style and technique, from Traditional Boxing to underground Grudge matches. The art style of this game is based on the SNES era and hosts many references to Pop Culture and cult favourites.

 

Samus Aran- Metroid

She’s Hot, she’s sexy, she can kick ass and blast aliens to smithereens, She’s Samus Aran and after 30 years in the field hunting aliens and exploring labyrinthine planets this blonde bombshell seems to have packed away her power suit for the foreseeable future. She has had a long career fighting against Alien Dragons, Space Pirates, Mother Brain, Metroids and even the Federation itself. She first wowed gamers when they all thought she was male until the end of the game, when she took of her helmet and showed her long golden locks. She has appeared in many games since her first outing in 1986 but like Little Mac, her last real game was on the Wii and has been stuck in cameo roles ever since, including Smash Bros. Though it is a shame we may never get to play as the illustrious bounty hunter again anytime soon, we can still make our way through labyrinthine worlds in Axiom Verge.

Axiom Verge put you in the shoes of Trace, a Scientist who after a dangerous experiment is transported to an alien world known as Sudra with amnesia and has to make sense of it all while trying to find a means to escape. With plenty of plot twists and bizarre constructs. Trace is forced to collect power ups that also mutate him as he works with the Rusalki to take on and defeat Athetos. Axiom Verge does well to carry the torch that was once carried by Metroid and pays homage to the same gameplay and graphic aesthetic from the SNES Era. Thomas Happ Games have done well to replicate Metroid and were even going to include a Power Suit costume for trace in respect for Metroid, until the Big N declined the notion.

 

That’s all for this post. As usual, thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any thoughts or comments, please be sure to leave them in the comments section below. Next time we will be looking at Banjo Kazooie & F-Zero.

Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

Metroid: A Live Action Short Film By Ideas For Hollywood


Even though Nintendo never really did anything to commemorate the occasion, this year also marks the 30th Anniversary of Metroid which features the Intergalatic Bounty Hunter and gorgeous blonde Samus Aran. This Blonde bombshell is no bimbo and could turn anyone into a pile of ash with her mighty arm cannon. Samus Aran has travelled all over the universe fighting Space pirates and Alien Dragons and yet 30 years on, it seems she has retired and is reduced to only cameo roles in games such as Super Smash Bros and ahem, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Continue reading Metroid: A Live Action Short Film By Ideas For Hollywood

Having Fun With “Miimes” (Miis+Memes=Miimes)


Probably a fad that won’t last too long, they never do but I have found a new function within the mobile app Miitomo and that is as a Meme generator using Miifoto. In a nutshell, you can put your Mii and your friend’s Miis in various poses and outfits and then add some text to create your own Miifotos. I have taken it one step further and created “Miimes” that blend Miis with Memes to give the world a unique twist on humour and general silliness. Here are some of the Miimes I have created which puts the Mii version of Team Miketendo64 in the shoes of various Videogame charaters. From Super Mario to Samus, Link to Little Mac, which ones do you like and which ones do you think should probably go back to where they came from? Be sure to let us know in the comments below and without further more, let’s bring on the Miimes!

Pokémon GO Receives Update Server-Side


The Team at Niantic seem to still be hard at work maintaining Pokémon GO and have pushed out an update server-side which makes small changes and balances to the mobile app which have been noticed by some users. One such person, Reddit User NaestaChalmers, has posted their findings and provides a summary of what has been noticed so far: Continue reading Pokémon GO Receives Update Server-Side

Metroid Miitomo: A New Kind of Crossover


We’ve seen a Splatoon Miitomo crossover (twice,) we’ve seen a Zelda Miitomo and we’ve even seen a Mario Miitomo crossover, but right now we’re living in the age of a Metroid Miitomo crossover! Continue reading Metroid Miitomo: A New Kind of Crossover

Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Ending Hints at a New Metroid Game


*Warning! This post does contain Metroid Prime: Federation Force Spoilers, so if you would like to not know how the game ends just yet and what happens during the end credits, then do not scroll down. Do not read anything and do not watch the footage!

Today Metroid Prime: Federation Force has released in North America and going by a lot of reviews, it seems the game isn’t as bad as a lot of us thought it would be, but while some of us haven’t even started the game yet, GameXplain have finished it and uploaded footage of the game’s final battle. Continue reading Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Ending Hints at a New Metroid Game

Polygon Plays: 30 Minutes of Metroid Prime: Federation Force


With Metroid Prime: Federation Force due to release in North America tomorrow, there are still a lot of gamers on the fence, as to whether this game is worth getting. Well Polygon’s very own Griffin has recently uploaded a 30 minute long video of the game in action, so if this video can’t convince you to get the game, then nothing can: Continue reading Polygon Plays: 30 Minutes of Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Happy 30th Birthday Metroid!


Well Guys and Girls, our favourite intergalactic bounty hunter (No, not Boba fett) Samus Aran has been gracing our screens for 30 years today in the action adventure game Metroid. Co-developed between Nintendo’s Research & Development 1 division and Intelligent systems. Metroid was quite a solitary experience, spending hours upon hours in a series of labyrinths trying to hunt down the likes of Kraid, Ridley & Mother brain whilst taking out countless jellyfish-like beings known as Metroids. It was probably one of the most difficult games on the Nes at the time and though it’s fanbase is not as big as Super Mario or The Legend Of Zelda, they are pretty Die-hard. Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday Metroid!